Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is the perfect balm for this ex-New Yorker's soul. I remember when I lived in the city the immense pressure put on you by the fitness community to be up to date: in the know of all the hottest classes and events, a visitor to all the … Continue reading Monday Milestones: Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

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Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

It's the 1870s and the United States Government has made an agreement with the Cheyenne: 1000 white women as brides in exchange for 300 horses. A secret program, this exchange takes place right before the end of the American Indian War... One of the biggest shames of our nation's past. The Vengeance of Mothers by … Continue reading Review: The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

So I feel like I am one of the last people in the universe who has read The Martian by Andy Weir. And appropriately enough, it was my last read of 2017. I just had no idea how good it was going to be. Another lesson in not judging a book by its cover (I … Continue reading Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

The Tea Planter's Wife by Dinah Jefferies was published this summer after being widely read throughout the UK. The story follows Gwen, who upon meeting the widower Laurence gets married and moves to Ceylon where he owns a tea plantation. The perfect, idyllic life right? Not quite. Ceylon has secrets. The biggest mystery being what … Continue reading Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

"The 'book' about Fairfield was like the narrative of his life Mr. Carnegie wascrafting. I sat back and watched him wield his 'words' like a painter wields his brush, each a masterly stroke in the creation of a seamless whole. Except I was not witnessing the creation of an average painting, I realized. I was … Continue reading Book Review: Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Book Review: The Dark Mermaid by Christina Barr

Christina Barr's The Dark Mermaid  is The Little Mermaid with a twist. Banished from Atlantica after showing compassion to a human, Luna joins forces with the infamous Sea Witch in a bid for survival. Under the Sea Witch's tutelage she grows in strength and ability, flourishing into a fearsome warrior. She has until she comes … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark Mermaid by Christina Barr

“Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 7: The Deal of A Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

The week before Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with a holiday story. Whether it be a long drive cross country, a few stolen moments between festivities, or a quiet afternoon by the tree, a Christmas novel is the best way to warm the heart and get you into the spirit of the … Continue reading “Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 7: The Deal of A Lifetime by Fredrik Backman

“Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 6: Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

The week before Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with a holiday story. Whether it be a long drive cross country, a few stolen moments between festivities, or a quiet afternoon by the tree, a Christmas novel is the best way to warm the heart and get you into the spirit of the … Continue reading “Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 6: Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb

“Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 5: Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

The week before Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with a holiday story. Whether it be a long drive cross country, a few stolen moments between festivities, or a quiet afternoon by the tree, a Christmas novel is the best way to warm the heart and get you into the spirit of the … Continue reading “Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 5: Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva

“Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 4: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

The week before Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with a holiday story. Whether it be a long drive cross country, a few stolen moments between festivities, or a quiet afternoon by the tree, a Christmas novel is the best way to warm the heart and get you into the spirit of the … Continue reading “Seven Books to Curl Up With This Christmas” Day 4: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak